Search results are designed so travelers can find their ideal property quickly and you receive the most relevant inquiries and booking requests. Our goal is to show to travelers those listings that will most likely lead to positive outcomes for both of you: money in your pocket and the perfect vacation rental for your guests.
There are a few very important things for you to know about best match:
The best match system for ordering search results takes into consideration a number of factors, and they are always evolving, so it is impossible to provide a definitive list. The list of factors that are considered today will develop over time as we learn from our data, but the goal of best match will remain the same: more bookings. These factors fall into two main categories:
We’re continually learning which factors are most likely to lead to successful bookings - and using that information to upgrade the best match system to maximize bookings. Here’s what we know so far about components we’ve considered that have been proven to deliver more bookings:
We introduced best match to HomeAway in the Summer of 2015 because searching more than 1 million listings can be time consuming! Before we rolled out best match, search results were determined by listing quality score and all travelers were shown the same properties in the same order. We realized that potential bookings were being lost.
Best match makes it easier for travelers to find the property that best suits them, making them more likely to book. Listing quality score factors such as guest reviews, photos, and online booking are still important to travelers and many are considered in best match. But best match looks at an even wider range. Your listing quality scorecard is meant to be a guide to determine how your can improve your listing
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